Fresh peas in their own little canoes

“I love how you can snap a pea’s stem and pull the string and how it leaves a perfect seam that opens easily under your thumbnail.  And then you find those sweet, starchy peas in their own canoe of crisp, watery, and almost sugary pod.”
— Gabrielle Hamilton, from Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef

Blossom of a snap pea plant

Snap pea pod

Watercolor sketch of snap pea blossoms

Watercolor sketch of snap pea pods

Another watercolor sketch of snap pea pods